1931 GREYHOUND DERBY

This race was run at the White City on Saturday 27th June 1931

Pos.

Greyhound

Sire

Dam

Price

Distance

Time

1

Seldom Led (4)

Society Boy Pity

7/2

4 yds

30.04

2

Golden Hammer (1)

Red Gauntlet II 

Just Look 

3/1

1 yd

30.28

3

Micks Fancy (3)

 Macoma

Bright Emblem 

6/1

1 yd

30.34

4

Mick The Miller (6)

 Glorious Event

Na Boc Lei 

Evens fav

1 yd

30.40

5

Brunswick Bill (5)

 Empire Billy

Virile Attack 

100/8

 

30.46

Seldom Led was trained by Wally Green at West Ham

Golden Hammer was trained by Jim Syder snr at Wembley

Micks Fancy was trained privately by Reg Bosley

Mick The Miller was trained by Sidney Orton at Wimbledon

Brunswick Bill was trained by Sid Jennings at Harringay

Seldom Led made all the running and won 1050 by beating Golden Hammer by four lengths in the 1931 Derby . Note the position of Mick the Miller, and also the fact that Ryland R. was disqualified. The first Derby Final was run at 9 pm, but there was interference by Ryland R who was then disqualified. The race was re-run an hour later at 10 pm.

 

 

 

Heart of Oak

 

 

Silver Spoon Again

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Flight

 

Society Boy

 

 

 

 

 

Commandant Pearse

 

 

Silent One

 

 

 

 

Scalaway

SELDOM LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monarch

 

 

The Tetrarch II

 

 

 

 

Start in Time

 

Pity

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Londonderry

 

 

Marks of Misfortune

 

 

 

 

Maid of Misfortune

THE FINAL

A controversial final which required a re-run. Ryland R led from trap 2 and had built up a clear lead at the first. He maintained this lead down the far side, although Seldom Led began to threaten, and Mick The Miller used his usual track craft to challenge. Golden Hammer also began to run on and, at the final bend the leaders ran wide allowing Mick and Golden through. Mick prevailed by a head although the klaxon sounded before he crossed the line. The stewards claim  that Ryland had attacked Seldom Led and that this should constitue a no-race.

The re-run took place without Ryland R and barely 60 minutes later. Golden Hammer led on the inside, challenge quickly by Seldom Led who ran on strongly. Seldom prevailed by 4 lengths, with Golden Hammer holding on for second and Mick's Fancy running on into third. Mick The Miller was never a force and came home fourth.

Saturday 20th June 1931
First Semi-Final   Second Semi-Final
Dog SP Dist. Time   Dog SP Dist. Time
GOLDEN HAMMER 5/1 Head 30.21   RYLAND R 5/4 fav 1/2 yd 30.20
SELDOM LED 5/1 2 yds 30.22   MICK THE MILLER 2/1 1 1/2 yds 30.23
MICK'S FANCY 4/6 fav   30.34   BRUNSWICK BILL 10/1    
CLANDOWN SWEEP 5/1       CURIOUS MICKEY 100/6    
CLOISTER BELL 20/1       LIONS SHARE 7/2    
vacant         ARDMORE'S HAWK 33/1    

 

Second Round Tuesday 16th June 1931
Dog SP Dist. Time   Dog SP Dist. Time
Heat 1   Heat 2
LIONS SHARE 4/1 1 1/2 yds 30.37   RYLAND R 3/1 5 yds 29.69
MICK'S FANCY 7/2 2 yds 30.46   MICK THE MILLER 7/4 2 yds 29.99
GOLDEN HAMMER 100/7   30.58   BRUNSWICK BILL 13/8 fav   30.11
DOUMERGUE Evens fav       DEE SWIFT 50/1    
BEADED BEAUTY OF BUTE 20/1       ALTAMATZIN 10/1    
DRIZZLE 8/1       MASTERFUL MONK 50/1    
Heat 3       Heat 4
CLANDOWN SWEEP 5/2 1 yard 30.61   CURIOUS MICKEY 5/1 3 yards 30.53
ARDMORE'S HAWK 10/1 1 yard 30.67   CLOISTER BELL 6/1 1 1/2 yds 30.71
PEERLESS CALL 7/2   30.73   SELDOM LED 6/4 fav   30.80
LULLA VON 3/1       RORY OF THE HILL 10/1    
TIPPERARY BOY 5/2       PASSING FAIR 2/1    

 

First Round Heats Tuesday 9th June 1931
Dog SP Dist. Time   Dog SP Dist. Time
Heat 1   Heat 2
BRUNSWICK BILL 1/2 fav 5 yards 30.00   CURIOUS MICKEY 6/4 jt fav Head 30.80
SELDOM LED 11/4   30.30   LULLA VON 6/4 jt fav   30.82
JOHNNY CANUCK 100/8       BRAVE ENOUGH 7/1    
ROTTEN ROW 7/1       ROSS REGATTA 4/1    
MELKSHAM GARGOYLE 25/1       vacant      
vacant         vacant      
Heat 3   Heat 4
ALTAMATZIN 10/1 Head 30.28   TIPPERARY BOY 5/2 1 yard 30.35
DRIZZLE 4/1   30.29   ARDMORE'S HAWK 20/1   30.41
KARLS HOPEFUL 4/1       BRADSHAW FOLD 5/2    
MAIDENS BOY 4/6 fav       COOLROE DANDY 6/4 fav    
DETERMINED DASHER 10/1       RAMPANT RAMSAY 20/1    
CORALITE 33/1       KICK HIM DOWN 25/1    
First Round Heats Thursday 11th June 1931
Heat 5   Heat 6
PEERLESS CALL 4/7 fav 1/2 yard 30.59   PASSING FAIR 4/6 fav Head 30.65
CLOISTER BELL 5/1   30.62   BEADED BEAUTY OF BUTE 100/6   30.67
DRESDEN 4/1       ADMIRAL 5/1    
FAULTLESS FASHION 10/1       RETURNING CASH 5/2    
MELKSHAM GNAT 25/1       MALAVOGUE 100/8    
HIGHLAND DREW 33/1       vacant      
Heat 7          
DOUMERGUE 4/6 fav Neck 30.30          
GOLDEN HAMMER 7/1   30.32          
EXALT 20/1              
MICK McGEE 10/1              
INLER 9/4              
ODD MINISTER 10/1              
First Round Heats Saturday 13th June 1931
Heat 8   Heat 9
RORY OF THE HILL 3/1 D-Heat 31.04   RYLAND R 4/5 fav 3 yards 30.25
MASTERFUL MONK 10/11 fav   31.04   CLANDOWN SWEEP 3/1   30.43
BILLY LAD 5/1       MELKSHAM ROYAL TOM 8/1    
ENAMEL BADGE 20/1       RIPLEY VILLE 9/2    
TELEPATHY 6/1       FLIGHTY GAMBLER 20/1    
vacant         vacant      
Heat 10   Heat 11
LIONS SHARE 7/2 4 yards 30.20   MICK'S FANCY 7/2 1 1/2 yds 30.66
DEE SWIFT 4/7 fav   30.44   MICK THE MILLER 2/7 fav   30.75
SO GREEN 7/1       O'BRAZIL 100/6    
          BRIGHT CHEER 33/1    
          STARMAN 25/1    
          vacant      

WELSH GREYHOUND DERBY (Cardiff White City)

Winner Sire Dam Time
Altamatzin Wily Warrior Looks Likely 29.88

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Harolds Cross)

The unofficial version of the Irish Greyhound Derby was again contested at Harolds Cross and again trained by Billy Quinn. The winner on this occasion was Little Chummie by Bottle out of Coolalong Girl owned by Michael Grace who collected the first prize of £200.

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Carntyne)

Dog Sire Dam Time SP
Sister Olive Lenin Dulcinette 30.65 5/1

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